This lovely photograph, taken in the 1890s, captures a moment of tranquility and solitude. The young lady has found a spot by an old mill, perhaps to read a book. A few water-powered mills and factories remain in the UK, most as heritage attractions and a handful as viable businesses. We are seeing renewed interest in using water-power to generate electricity, as it sustainable energy as long as the water flows, but Victorians simply used the rotational output from the water-wheel to drive machinery by mechanical means.

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